16 November 2023

HEAVY RAIN WARNING: Wairarapa, Wellington & Kapiti
MetService New Zealand has issued a Heavy Rain Warning for Wairarapa, Wellington, Kapiti & the Tararua Range from 6am to 8pm Friday 17th November. 70 – 100mm is expected to accumulate with peak rates of 15 – 25mm/h in Wairarapa & Wellington.
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
  • Take extra care on the roads.
  • Clear stormwater drains to help prevent surface flooding.


STRONG WIND *WATCH*: Wellington & Wairarapa
MetService New Zealand has also issued a Strong Wind Watch for Wellington to Marlborough Sounds & Wairarapa from 8am to 6pm Friday.
Watches are issued when severe weather is possible, but not imminent or certain. While we normally only post when there is a Warning in place, we thought it would be best to give everyone a heads-up as there is also a heavy rain warning in place. This watch could be upgraded to a warning and we will let you know if this happens.
Northwest winds may approach severe gale in exposed places.
  • Strong wind gusts like these could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures.
  • Take extra care on the roads (especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles).
  • Secure any outdoor items like wheelie bins, trampolines and outdoor furniture that may blow around.
Keep an eye on the weather and visit MetService for the latest updates: https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home